PM to inaugurate India Tourism Mart 2018 on 17th September

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India Tourism Mart, first-of-its-king, will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on 17th September 2018 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

The three-day programme is organized by the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) in association with the Ministry of Tourism.

The programme will kick start on 16th September at 5:00 PM with a welcome address by the President of FAITH, followed by a ‘Welcome cocktail Reception’. The official Inauguration will be on 17th at 10:00 AM.

The objective of the event is to position the tourism destinations and products of the country in international tourism markets. By this way the organizers expect to double the number of foreign tourists from the current figure of 10 million to 20 million by 2020.

“Most of our tourism industry have to go abroad to market their products. With this event, we plan to bring the best buyers to India to meet with our sellers. The smaller Indian players may not have the means to go abroad to market their products and this will give an opportunity for them also to meet with the international buyers,” said Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism.

“We have received around 620 applications from International buyers; out of which 272 from 65 different countries from around the world and another 98 applications are under process,” said Subhash Goyal, Chairman, Organizing Committee and Honorary Secretary of FAITH.

The event will provide an opportunity for the buyers to experience Indian hospitality, culture, cuisines, heritage monuments and infrastructure from different states of India. It is expected to be one of the biggest annual travel and tourism events in India.